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Frequently Asked Questions Pandemic

[hypothetical] I am on a flexible work schedule. I am teleworking from home during the pandemic. May I choose to work extra hours each day so I can earn credit hours?

An employee must comply with his or her agency’s policies for earning credit hours. Credit hours are any hours within a flexible work schedule in excess of an employee’s basic work requirement and which the employee elects to work to vary the length of a workweek or a workday. Agency plans should address any policies on limiting or restricting the earning and use of credit hours. The law prohibits carrying over more than 24-credit hours from one pay period to the next (5 U.S.C. 6126).

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